environmental advocates

New York Requires Statewide Plastic Bag Recycling

New York Requires Statewide Plastic Bag Recycling

ALBANY, New York, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – New York Governor David Paterson Saturday signed legislation to increase the collection and recycling of plastic carryout bags from large stores and retail or grocery chain stores across the state. Originally passed by the State Legislature in June, the bill was held up by a potential conflict…

Groups Contest Pollution Reporting Exemption for Factory Farms

Groups Contest Pollution Reporting Exemption for Factory Farms

WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2008 (ENS) – More than 70 groups from 27 states are objecting to a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would exempt factory farms from reporting emissions of hazardous gases from animal waste. The public interest law firm Earthjustice submitted formal comments on behalf of the groups, which include…

Home Furnace Efficiency Standards Challenged as Weak

Home Furnace Efficiency Standards Challenged as Weak

NEW YORK, New York, January 20, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental advocates and state and city governments filed lawsuits Thursday to force the U.S. Department of Energy to adopt stronger energy efficiency standards for residential furnaces and boilers. The public interest law firm Earthjustice filed suit on behalf of Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, arguing that…